A postcard of a taxidermied bear entered my collection, and I absolutely hated it (and it didn’t help that the description on the back is of when the bear was “taken,” and the score its hunter receieved). I didn’t imagine any scenario in which I might send this to an appreciative recipient–but then came the swap-bot “alter a postcard” trade. A few clippings from a worn-out Richard Scarry book, and we have a live bear, and a scene that could be out of out of Disney’s old Country Bears Jamboree attraction. It’s headed for a swap-botter in McLean, Virginia, who–uh-oh–may well hate the new version of the card as much as I hated the old one!
The tuk-tuk card is one I bought a couple of months back while in Chiang Mai, Thailand. I sent it out for a swap-bot “not my country trade,” to a recipient in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. I told her that it was awkward for me to enter tuk-tuks–I did so on my hands & knees, every time.